Modelling and Simulation of a Multijunction Photovoltaic-Wind Hybrid Power System

IJCA Proceedings on International Conference on Advances in Emerging Technology
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ICAET 2016 - Number 5
Year of Publication: 2016
Sharandeep Singh
Parul Gaur
Aditi Gupta

Sharandeep Singh, Parul Gaur and Aditi Gupta. Article: Modelling and Simulation of a Multijunction Photovoltaic-Wind Hybrid Power System. IJCA Proceedings on International Conference on Advances in Emerging Technology ICAET 2016(5):14-19, September 2016. Full text available. BibTeX

	author = {Sharandeep Singh and Parul Gaur and Aditi Gupta},
	title = {Article: Modelling and Simulation of a Multijunction Photovoltaic-Wind Hybrid Power System},
	journal = {IJCA Proceedings on International Conference on Advances in Emerging Technology},
	year = {2016},
	volume = {ICAET 2016},
	number = {5},
	pages = {14-19},
	month = {September},
	note = {Full text available}


This paper takes into account a hybrid power system consisting of solar and wind units. Both units are connected to the utility grid. The paper concentrates on the use of multi-junction solar cell (MJSC) in order to increase the conversion efficiency. The DC output of solar photovoltaic (PV) system is raised by using boost convertor. MPPT technique is used to maximize the output of solar system. A multilevel invertor is used to convert DC to AC power. In wind system, PMSG is used which is derived by a turbine. The modeling and analysis of the above system is carried out in MATLAB using Simulink toolbox


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